World champions set for the Sandy Beach Challenge 2014

September 4, 2014 | Bodyboarding
Sandy Beach Challenge: eyeing Pipeline | Photo: IBA Hawaii

The third and penultimate event of the Kellogg's IBA Hawaii Pro Tour 2014 will be run between 6th-7th September, at Sandy Beach, on Oahu's South Shore.

Sandy Beach is famous for its bodysurfing, bodyboarding and surfing waves. It has long been a community hotspot and getting a front row parking lot spot is nearly impossible.

The Sandy Beach Challenge 2014 will deliver highly precious points for a seed into the Pipeline Pro 2015 competition, as well as points for the Hawaiian State title.

"This will be a high performance event. It is a community event, a community place, and we hope everyone comes down to enjoy the show. There is a swell, and this is one of the most consistent places. Should be good," explains Ben Severson, contest director.

World bodyboarding champions Mike Stewart, Dave and Jeff Hubbard have confirmed their presence. Matt Holzman and current leader Jacob Romero will be surfing as well.

In the Women's division, Karla Costa Taylor will be ripping alongside Melanie Bartels, and young phenom Maya Hanzawa, an aspiring pro and photographer.

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